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Flown From The Nest traditionally covers those former Norwich
City players who have departed for pastures new. This page will
cover those players that the tabloid press speculate will be joining
Norwich City or that the Canaries have an interest in signing.
How many will come true ?
25th May 2004
Norwich are said to be watching reading
goalkeeper Jamie Ashdown who despite his potential, is
currently second choice to American international Marcus Hahnemann.
Portsmouth are also interested in Ashdown.
Norwich were also strongly linked again
with Scottish international Paul
Gallacher whom Dundee United have accepted will leave
Tannadice. Crystal Palace and Plymouth are also said to be keen
Reports from the Midlands also suggested that
Norwich had been eyeing up Wolves' Romanian international striker
Vio Ganea. Charlton and West Brom were also linked with
Ganea according to his agent Gary Williams.
The Sun suggested that Birmingham defender
Darren Purse was on his way to Norwich for £500,000
23rd May 2004
The Sunday People suggest that
Bolton defender Per Frandsen is in talks with the Canaries.
They also suggest that Norwich are negotiating to bring experienced
Arsenal defender Martin Keown to Carrow Road on a one year
Norwich were also linked with Dundee United's Scottish international
goalkeeper Paul Gallacher
10th May 2004
The official Leicester City website reports
that their versatile star Riccardo Scimeca was in talks
with the Canaries. The 28-year-old player, who can play either
in defence or in the centre of midfield. Scimeca has a clause
in his contract that allows him to speak to other clubs now that
the Foxes have been relegated. "I do not want to lose
him but he has a clause that allows him to join other Premiership
clubs for a nominal fee," said Leicester manager Micky
Norwich manager Nigel Worthington admits
that he is keen to bring Arsenal's young forward David
Bentley to Carrow Road on a season-long loan. Arsene Wenger
has indicated that he would be willing to aid Bentley's development
through loaning him out next season.
9th May 2004
The News of the World link the Canaries
with Birmingham midfielder Bryan Hughes and Portsmouth's
Bulgarian stiker Svetoslav Todorov
7th May 2004
Norwich are linked with veteran Arsenal defender
5th May 2004
Norwich are supposedly competing with West
Brom and Everton for Rangers' Georgian star Shota Arveladze.
The two promoted sides from Division One are also said to be keen
on Wolves' Norwegian forward Steffan Iversen
2nd May 2004
The Sunday People link Norwich with a move for Hibernian
winger Scott Brown. This rumour resurfaces
in the People on May 16th
11th April 2004
Norwich are said to be watching Rangers' Scottish
international right-back Maurice Ross who would cost approximately
The Sunday People allege that Norwich
are keen on Sunderland's Welsh winger John Oster although
they would face competition from Birmingham, Wolves and Manchester
19th March 2004
Nigel Worthington was quick to dismiss speculation
linking him with a move for the 33-year Chelsea midfielder,
Emmanuel Petit who has found himself down the pecking order
since the Russian revolution at Stamford Bridge."I don't
know where that one came from!" said the Norwich manager.
"He's not one who is on our list at this moment in time.
14th March 2004
Media reports suggest that Norwich
are lining up a bid for Hibs striker Derek Riordan following
a scouting mission yesterday. City have been keeping tabs on Riordan
for sometime and scouts were sent to watch him in the CIS Cup
Final - which Hibs lost 2-0 to Livingston. Spurs, Man City and
Southampton were also there watching the 21 year old who has netted
7 times so far this season
2nd March 2004
According to reports in the Daily Mail,
Norwich are planning to bring Dutch international striker Dennis
Bergkamp to Carrow Road if they are promoted into the Premiership
22nd February 2004
The People suggest that Norwich
are watching Fulham's out of favour full-back Jon Harley
who is currently on loan at West Ham
31st December 2003
Norwich deny that they have made enquiries
about Chelsea's German youngster Robert Huth
17th December 2003
Norwich are said to have agreed a fee for Charlton's Swedish
striker Matthias Svensson.
This materialised 2 days later.
10th December 2003
Allegedly Norwich and Wigan have been
watching Wrexham's Trinidadian international Carlos Edwards
8th December 2003
With the departures of Peter Crouch
and Darren Huckerby occurring or imminent, the Pink Un speculated
whom Nigel Worthington might want to bring to Norwich on loan
to replace them. Suggestions were Dean Sturridge (Wolves),
Clinton Morrison (Birmingham), Jon Macken (Manchester
City), Michael Chopra and Lomano Lua-Lua (both Newcastle)
24th November 2003
York midfielder Lee Bullock
is linkedby Planetfootball.com with a move to Notts Forest, Reading
18th November 2003
Norwich are alleged to have watched
Scunthorpe's on-loan striker Steve MacLean who has scored
three hat-tricks for the Iron this season. Steve is contracted
to Rangers who might like him to gain exposure at a higher level
6th November 2003
Norwich admit that they have watched
Danish centre-back Thomas Baelum who play for Aab Aalborg
alongisde David Nielsen, The 25 year old skipper is out of contract
at Aab. He has 18 Under-21 caps and has madeover 200 appearances
for his club.
Norwich are also said to be watching West Brom's versatile defender
James Chambers but would face competition from Tranmere
and Stoke if they were to sign the 22year old.
7th September 2003
The People report that Nigel Worthington
makes enquiries about Sheffield Wednesday striker Shefki Kuqi
but was put off by Wednesday's valuation of £750k
August 29th 2003
Nigel Worthington confirms that Norwich have made an inquiry
about Gillingham striker Marlon King
August 7th 2003
Nigel Worthington confirms that he has made
an enquiry to bring Neil Mellor on loan to Carrow Road.
The Liverpool striker is the son of former Norwich player Ian.
Unfortunately for Norwich, Neil instead joined West Ham on loan
for the 2003/04 season
August 6th 2003
After losing out to WBA on Hulse and to
West Ham on Connolly, Norwich make a £300,000 bid for Rotherham's
Irish international striker Alan Lee. This is dismissed
as unrealistic by Rotherham who paid £150000 for Lee. Norwich
lose out to Cardiff who offer around £1million.
To provide Norwich with cover at the right
back position occupied by Keith Briggs, Norwich appraoch Arsenal
about loaning their German Under-21 international defender Moritz
Volz for an initial three month period. Volz instead opted
to join Fulham
July 15th 2003
After losing out to WBA on O'Connor, Worthington is linked
with a move to Wimbledon midfielder Damien
however is denied by Worthington who prompthly signed Francis
July 9th 2003
James O'Connor, an Irish midfielder
with Stoke is said to be on Norwich's summer shopping list although
they are expected to face competition from West Brom for whom
O'Connor eventually signed.
July 8th 2003
Following the signing of Jim Brennan,
Norwich switch their focus to strikers naming Wimbledon's David
Connolly, Crewe's Rob Hulse and Stockport's Luke
Beckett as their targets. Hulse turned down moves to both
Cardiff and Millwall despite their bids being accepted by Crewe.
Norwich have made a sealed bid whilst WBA are also keen. Hulse
eventually joined West Brom whilst Connolly moved to West Ham.
June 21st 2003
The Sunday People claim that Nigel
Worthington is watching events at Wimbledon carefully as the Dons
struggle in administration. A move for strikers David Connolly
or Neil Shipperley is said to be on the cards. Worthington
later confirmed his interest in the duo whilst Shipperley said
he was flattered that Norwich were interested in him.
June 15th 2003
The Sunday People report that Norwich are close to signing
Nottingham Forest's Canadian left back Jim
Brennan. Two days later, Nigel Worthington confirms that
Brennan is on his list of possible targets but states no approach
has yet been made
June 11th 2003
Norwich manager Nigel Worthington confirms that Burnley's
left sided midfielder/defender Lee Briscoe is on his list
of targets. The 27 year old played 41 times for the Clarets during
2002/03, scoring twice, but is out of contract.
Nigel Worthington was cagey about whether
Manchester City striker Shaun Goater was on his list of
summer targets. Goater later signed for Reading